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Watch: Amazing Roll Cloud Stretches Across Texas Sky

Video shows the cloud "rolling like an ocean wave" at sunrise
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Tube Cloud Rolls Over Texas





















A roll cloud stretched across the morning sky in Timbercreek Canyon, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Todd Mask captured it on video, describing the cloud as "rolling like an ocean wave" and "like a horizontal vortex."

Roll clouds form along sea breezes, cold fronts and thunderstorms. "Sinking cold air causes warm, moist air on the planet's surface to climb to higher altitudes, where the moisture condenses into cloud form," explains LiveScience. "Winds from the storm "roll" the cloud parallel to the horizon." In this case, winds from an east-moving storm system created the distinct tube shape.

For more info on different types of cool clouds, check out the SKYE Guide to Extraordinary Clouds.

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asychis

I am sure it was Bush's fault.

November 12 2013 at 6:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Tarbaby

I am sure it was Bush's fault.
Yeah Bush is scaring Obama's drawers off of him. Did you notice President Bush doesn't need a teleprompter, Can you believe that?

November 12 2013 at 10:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
arenadood

Looks like that cloud in the Movie Independence Day.

November 12 2013 at 5:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ricardo

The invasion has begun.

November 12 2013 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RouteUS66Busload

God's new wrath, "Whip," towards Texans who think "Everything's Big in Texas?" God's BIG and AMAZING.

Texas is nothing but a waste state compared?

November 12 2013 at 4:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GoldLions

Cool, that cloud formation is called a "Morning Glory:.

November 12 2013 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lneslusan

If I saw that coming I would run as fast and as far as I could Creepy.

November 12 2013 at 3:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cugar65

whew very new to me these sky in texas .. interested ... mother nature coming to warning ..........

November 12 2013 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robertvabeach

We could actually watch the video if that #%* "Like us on Facebook?" pop-up that lacks any kind of close button wasn't in the way.

Automatically playing another video instead of letting us replay the video we actually came to watch doesn't help either.

No, I DON'T like you.

November 12 2013 at 1:25 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Trina

That was mother nature giving Texas the finger!

November 12 2013 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
liondog96

It's a Squatch!

November 12 2013 at 12:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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